Whole Foods Halloween Candy!

Happy Halloween everyone! This post is dedicated to all the people who can’t get enough sweets. Although I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in a while, it is still fun to enjoy the spirit and to people watch. We were given a gift card to explore Whole Foods to try some of their candies. They prohibit the use of artificial colorings, sweeteners and preservatives found in most Halloween candies. So if you are looking for an alternative to the traditional big name brands, here are a few options.

Walking around trying to find the candy I found some fun Halloween cakes and fall whoopie pies.

This is our candy haul from Whole Foods.

Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears Trick or Treat Packs (SRP: $7.49) Made with 90 percent organic ingredients, including organic tapioca syrup and real organic fruit juices, these gummies come in four fun flavors: Blueberry, Cherry, Lime and Tangerine. Gluten-free certified, dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free.

These Surf Sweets packs of bears look a whole lot like gummy bears or sour patch kids. But they don’t really taste like them. They remind me of Sunkist candy with the sugar on the outside.

Anyone else excited for Star Wars!? This as good of a time as any to bust out the yoda mug my cousins gave to me last Christmas. I wonder how many Star Wars rascals will be running around with light sabers tonight. The gummies come individually packed so you could give these healthier treats out to those jedi’s tonight.

There aren’t very many inside a package but maybe your dentist will thank you for that next visit. If you like a more natural flavor you might like these. They are more fruity than regular gummy bears and I could taste the flavor difference between all of them.

Alter-Eco Organic Truffles (SRP: $7.99) Dark, smooth fair trade chocolate sourced from Ecuador and light milk chocolate from Peru surrounds these sumptuous bite-sized delights. Each truffle is filled with a decadent, silky filling of milk, cacao and organic coconut oil (instead of kernel oil). And they’re all wrapped individually in compostable packaging.. Available in Velvet (milk chocolate) and Black (dark chocolate.)

Now these you might not want to give out to the little ones. They might not appreciate the quality. Organic coconut oil is used to make these truffles.

These too are wrapped individually in compostable packaging.

Fitting the Star Wars theme, does that look like a Death Star or is it just me?

Biting into the truffle, you really get a strong but not overly sweet milk chocolate rush. I was surprised at how smooth it came off. Their descriptor words of “silky” and “velvet” really do capture the essence of this little ball of chocolatey goodness.

Sweet Candy Company Candy Corn (SRP: $1.99) The first candy corn that meets Whole Foods Market’s strict quality and ingredient standards. Unlike conventional candy corn, they’re made with tapioca syrup instead of high-fructose corn syrup, and get their color from natural juices instead of synthetic dyes. Gluten-free, kosher and made with non-GMO ingredients.

No Halloween is complete without candy corn. And while it wasn’t my favorite candy as a child, somehow I’ve managed to eat my fair share of it in the past. Candy corn is so distinct in flavor and so sweet, I was wondering how a candy corn without any artificial flavors was going to taste.

Out of all the candy, this one tasted most like its artificial counterpart. If I did a blind taste test I wouldn’t be able to tell. It’s still sweet as ever, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your preference. But if they were trying to match taste for taste, they knocked this one out of the park. My childhood came rushing back to me when I first bit into one.

Justin’s Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (SRP: $4.99) These individually wrapped goodies are made with pure peanut butter that never contains hydrogenated oils or other artificial stabilizers, and dipped in premium quality, Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa.. Available in Dark and Milk Chocolate. Gluten-free certified and OU Kosher.

Justin’s Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups is the only candy I recognize from other stores.

Move over Reese’s, Justin wants to join the peanut butter cup party. If you ask 10 random people I bet at least 4 or 5 would say Reese’s is their favorite candy. I love them too. Justin’s version is a little different. While the truffles were smooth in the chocolate sense, these were smooth in the peanut butter realm. If you enjoy pure peanut butter you would love this peanut butter cup. Reese’s can be a little pasty compared to these. Both the dark and milk chocolate versions were quite good and if you like Reese’s you should give these a shot. 

Since I don’t live near Whole Foods, I rarely make it out. But their little mochi ice cream station had me wishing I lived closer! I heart guava.

That’s it for now! Enjoy the weekend and be safe out there! Be sure to check the expiration dates of the candy you get if you go trick or treating. Some people be giving out candy from last year!

Disclaimer: We were given a gift card to try these candies, but the opinions stated are our own.

Whole Foods
711 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

About Darren

Fooood! I love it if you can't tell already. I love everything about it. The taste, the smell, the look, the feel, the satisfaction, the gratification, and ultimately: the fun! I've been in San Diego for about 10 years now and it amazes me that there are still places to uncover. Traveling, eating, and taking pictures of food has always been a hobby of mine. So naturally Michael and I thought it made sense to share what we found with all of you. I tend to side with the savory but never shy away from a knock out dessert. If you have a place you think we haven't tried let us know! We're always on the lookout...

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